The seven-decade-old Accotink Creek Bridge along Alban Road in Springfield will be closed to traffic starting Saturday (Aug. 13) to undergo “urgent” repairs. The shutdown is expected to last about five weeks, until late September.
With the bridge crossing shuttered, traffic will be detoured to go around to bridge. That means vehicles will be directed to take Alban Road to Rolling Road to Fullerton Road (Route 4502) to Boudinot Drive and back to Alban Road.
The work will affect 13 Fairfax Connector bus stops. Service will be consolidated into four temporary, alternative stops along the route.
🚨Several Fairfax Connector stops will be impacted along Alban Road in Newington due to bridge repairs❗❗
•13 missed stops
•4 temporary bus stops
•5 week closure begins August 13
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— Fairfax Connector (@ffxconnector) August 10, 2022
The 77-foot bridge in Springfield near I-95 was first built in 1950 and last underwent repairs more than 30 years ago. An average of about 10,700 vehicles drove over it a day, per the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
The concrete supporting the bridge is deteriorating and in need of “urgent” repairs, with “severe cracking” and “exposed/corroding reinforced steel” being major issues, according to a VDOT presentation.
Repairs will include removing and replacing old concrete with reinforcing steel as well as new concrete.
The bridge and that section of Alban Road are expected to reopen to traffic in late September. The rest of the project, which won’t require road closures, will be completed later in the fall.
VDOT hasn’t yet provided an estimated cost for the project, which is being financed by the state.
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